Until now, the interaction of temperature and air pollution and its contribution to these diseases hasn't been studied conclusively in South Africa - or anywhere on the African continent.
The use of antihypertension medication during the coronavirus pandemic has been a subject of hot debate but people should be cautious about simple conclusions.
Two thirds of South African women are overweight or obese and their babies are three times more likely to become obese themselves.
As people return to work after the lockdown, there's more reason than ever to promote active commuting.
Millions of lives could be saved with this simple drug combination.
People with heart conditions at higher risk of severe COVID-19. But coronavirus appears to affect the heart directly, too.
Cardiac rehabilitation is not available in many African countries and the way forward may be to focus on patients rather than specific diseases.
Red meat and processed meat seemed to get the all clear in a recent study but not everyone agrees.
Nearly half of patients with congestive heart failure who are hospitalized and then discharged end up back in the hospital within 90 days. Could a toilet seat help prevent this from occurring?
Low-fat milk provides no extra benefit for your heart over full-fat milk, if you're healthy. But it's too soon to pour the low-fat options down the sink.
Recommended salt intake levels should be lowered further, despite previous contradictory research.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
Personalised nutrition has the power to save lives.
Drinking one less pint of beer a week could cut the risk of cardiovascular disease by almost half.
Salt consumption in China is among the highest in the world.
Smoking-related cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke results in 11,400 people being sent to hospital and 6,400 people dying in Australia each year, new research shows.
Heart disease and stroke is the leading cause of death for Australian women. There are many risk factors for heart disease, but one we don't pay enough attention to is poor mental health.
On the whole, we're living longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical care, as well as lifestyle changes. But there are major differences in the health experiences of different groups.
Losing just 5% of weight in people newly diagnosed with diabetes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A recent research study found that cheese reduced insulin resistance in prediabetic rat models.